New Year Shopping Tips for Moms! | Millennial Moms
– Hey, Mamas! Jordan Page here,
and this is Millennial Moms.
♫ Happy New Year, happy, happy new year
I’ve got a lot of fun video ideas in my head,
and the first one, it is my best shopping tips and secrets.
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and now let’s get on with it, shall we?
Alright, my first tip is my favorite
and one that many people do not know.
Are you ready?
Did you know that January and June,
the first J months of the year,
are for most stores their best sales of the entire year,
including Black Friday and Christmas?
I know, right?
Be sure to start at the back of the store.
That’s right, that’s where their clearance,
sale racks, closeouts, last-chance items,
nine times out of 10,
the best deals can be found in the back.
But, there’s a catch, and that is
don’t be sticker-blind.
Just because something has a sale sticker on it
doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a great deal.
Sometimes stores will jack up the price
before marking them down.
If it’s really not that much cheaper
than a full-price item,
you may wanna go with the full-price item
because if there are store coupons,
they can usually be used on that full-price item
and not the sale item.
One of my personal shopping tips
is to try something on
even if it looks terrible on the rack.
Uh, actually, especially if it looks terrible on the rack.
Let’s be honest, your body is not shaped like a hanger.
If you think you might like it,
if the price is right, try it on,
you may be surprised and end up loving it.
And honestly, the clothes that look super weird on the rack
are usually the ones that go on sale first.
When you go shopping, do your hair and do your makeup.
I know this seems super weird,
but, guess what, you’re gonna be staring at yourself
in a mirror all day long in changing rooms.
If you are not feeling confident,
then you’re probably going to walk away
thinking everything looks terrible on you.
Do your makeup, do your hair, feel good about yourself,
and then as you try on clothes,
you’ll have a better perspective about
how it looks on your body
and you won’t be caught up by the fact
that you’re just, like, not very put together that day.
I always like to wear a fitted undershirt
that’s either white or black and leggings.
That way I don’t have to completely undress.
I can throw pants, shorts, skirts, anything on
over the t-shirt and the leggings.
It makes for a faster process
and you can see if, with the t-shirt and leggings,
maybe the clothes can be adapted
to fit your style and your modesty level.
One of my best shopping tips is to buy off-season.
Recently I was shopping at the outlets,
I saw a ton of cute sandals and wedges
and adorable shoes that are not appropriate for the snow
that is outside in Utah right now.
But guess what!
All of the shoes were either six, seven, or eight dollars,
so you better believe I bought several pair,
and I’m just gonna save them and hold onto them
for when the weather gets warmer again.
Alright, here’s just like a shopping survival tip,
bring snacks, mama!
Something sugary is what I prefer.
It’ll keep you fueled up and you can get more done,
and do it, and feel great,
buy some great stuff, find some good deals.
Ug, what else?
Another great shopping tip is to ask.
Ask, ask, ask, ask, ask,
I cannot stress this enough.
Ask when something’s gonna go on sale.
Do you have any specials going on right now?
Do you have this in any other sizes?
Ask if there’s anything you can do to get a coupon
or get a discount.
When is this gonna be marked down?
If there’s a similar item that’s cheaper.
Ask what their favorite color is,
I’ll ask who their boyfriend is,
I don’t know, just ask, it’ll strike up a conversation,
it’ll be really fun.
Do you know that if you’re a student,
you can show your student ID
and H&M;, almost every store,
will offer you a discount for being a student.
Military discount, even senior discounts.
One tip is that when you’re shopping,
especially if you’re shopping sales,
be sure to check your items one by one
as they’re ringing them up.
Don’t trust the register, especially if inventory
is moving quickly and they’re marking things down,
things can be missed.
Or, something might have been put on a sale rack
that is actually full-price.
And don’t be afraid to take something off
if it isn’t the price you were thinking it was.
Be sure to check stickers on similar items.
Here’s a perfect example, I was at Gap
and I was looking at the sale rack,
and I saw two shirts that were identical.
Well, obviously one of them
had a very different price than the other.
Make sure you’re getting the best deal on the item you want.
Get on email lists or texting lists.
Sure, nobody likes to be spammed, okay?
So open up a free Gmail account just for coupons and such.
And they send valuable coupons
that a lot of times are only available
to people on their email list or on their texting list.
And my last tip for moms is don’t give up.
I know for me, I can’t really shop
at the same stores I shopped at before I had kids,
so I’m always trying to find new styles
that fit my body type, new places to shop.
So just keep trying, don’t give up,
and eventually you will find greatness in your clothes.
There you go!
I know for me, I’ve already been able to take advantage
of some serious January sales.
Hopefully you have too.
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